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gleaming towers

bus-stop-duka-copyThe layered histories of Dar es Salaam are slowly erased as these buildings come down and their residents are forced out. Many may end up in the unplanned neighbourhoods that house 70% of the city’s inhabitants, where poverty dictates that tea-leaves and sugar are sold by the spoonful. In their place are gleaming towers, whose enclosed facades provide no glimpses of lived lives, except your own reflection that they throw back at you.

Excerpt from writing by Knut Myhre (to be included in the 3rd edition of Street Level fingers crossed!)

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